Sunday, 11 November 2007

TEAR Fund: 42% of Britons pray

People feel that prayer changes their lives and over 40% engage in the activity, research has revealed.

A survey of 1,000 UK adults shows that 42% pray to God, with around one in six praying every day and one in four praying at least once a week.

After praying, 38% reported feeling "peaceful and content", 30% were strengthened and 57% said it changed what happened in their lives.

Even people with no religion reported praying, with 12% praying sometimes.

Praying made 30% of people feel strengthened, 22% said they felt close to God, 21% said they felt reassured and safe and 19% said they felt happy and joyful. Read more
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